Educational activities during school holidays
School holidays! I am sure they seem much more frequent now we are parents rather than pupils. Do you look forward to them or do they fill you with dread? Of course it is lovely to spend some quality time together but how many ways are there to keep them entertained without breaking the bank and ensuring they are still learning!?
To help us answer this question, an Independent school in Asturias, have pulled together their favourite ways to keep your children occupied and stimulated for the upcoming school holidays.
Get creative at home
Arts and crafts are a great way to spend a rainy afternoon at home while getting the creative juices flowing. Try drawing a world map or building a solar system! Creative arts have been found to assist in children’s learning and promote wellbeing.
Educational day trips
On sunny days (or at least dry days), you could head to National Trust parks or gardens. Stately homes or castles also make great days out. Children are sure to learn lots about the history of the area and there might even be special events on certain days. If your child is interested in art or science, you could head to an art gallery or a science museum one day during the holidays. More often than not they have free entry and they make for a great educational day out. Zoos and farms are a great way to help your children learn about animals while having fun at the same time!
Enjoy the outdoors!
Simply getting outside and enjoying nature can help stimulate imagination and improve general wellbeing. Add to that the benefits of learning about the environment and increasing your child’s knowledge of all the ecosystems right on their doorstep and you are onto a winner.